We help children succeed in life beyond sports by providing support in choosing careers beyond sports. Our members spend time shadowing various professionals to become more familiar with other career options.
Career Exploring is a worksite-based program for young men and women ages 14 (and have completed the 8th grade) through 20 years old. The purpose of the Exploring program is to provide real world career experiences and develop other critical skills necessary for success in a college and a career including:
Exploring is based on a unique and dynamic relationship between youth and the organizations in their communities. Businesses and community organizations initiate a specific Career Explorer post by matching their people and program resources to the interests of youth in the community. The result is a program of activities that helps youth pursue their special interests, grow, and develop.
We work with thousands of local, regional, and national businesses and organizations to deliver the Career Exploring program. Career Exploring posts have been successfully established representing over 100 different career fields.
The A&B Student Athlete Program (S.A.P.) consists of four components: 1) Educational Success, 2) Life Skills Building, 3) Career Options and 4) Athletic Development. SAP focuses on at-risk children and youth primarily attending Denver Public Schools (DPS). Currently, there are no other programs in the Denver metro area that combine the aforementioned components into a whole-child approach to at-risk youth development. With the organization’s foundational goal and mission to increase high school and postsecondary, this approach has produced graduation and retention rates that are unrivaled by other organizations in the Denver Metro area. The Educational Success component of SAP provides academic support and resources and intensive mentoring. A&B hosts National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Eligibility Center workshops, academic tutoring; ACT and SAT preparation and testing and monitoring of the academic progress of students. Additionally, throughout the year A&B student athletes participate in college campus tours.
If in state your child may qualify for the College Opportunity Fund which gives $2,600 per year towards education as a resident of Colorado. Check out www.collegeincolorado.org for more information.
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SWAG life skills is currently in Denver North High School with the Vikings basketball team and KIPP-KNDLA Denver providing SAT for students and athletes on Saturdays through March 2017.
Each year Athletics & Beyond high school seniors on time high school graduation rate has been 100% (primarily Denver Public Schools). The results of SWAG Students Athletes; nationally known Watkins Awardee and 7 National Honors Society members. Locally; 1 John Lynch Student Athlete of the Year recipient, 4 John Lynch Student Athlete of the month recipients and one DECCA (http://deca.cccs.edu/) recipient.
Strong Women and Gentlemen (S.W.A.G.) Academic Academy was developed to boost academic achievement and increase student engagement. Creating well-rounded students and then athletes, have proven to create successful and thoughtful adult citizens. This has been accomplished by partnering with after school SAT/ACT Preparation at KIPP- KNDLA Denver, Noel Community Arts School (16 students), Warriors Football program (100 with 7 of the 9 class of 2015 graduates attending college on scholarships) and for Athletics & Beyond traveling club 7v7 football team (24). Combined programming from Athletics & Beyond reaches over 2,200 students annually.
Targeted Academic Intervention and Tutoring is a group specific program that starts with students grades 4th - 8th in low performing neighborhoods like Swansea and Montbello. S.W.A.G. is partnered with high school athletic programs in the Denver Metropolitan area providing Targeted Academic Intervention for Montbello- Regional Athletics and Activities (RAAP) student athletes (600 student athletes), Denver North Basketball Program (50 student athlete) and with Manuel High School student athletes (20 student athletes).
Activities include peer mentoring, training in leadership, financial literacy, life skills, and healthy living. Various strategies are used by A&B's integrated programs with the desired outcome of increasing high school graduation rates, higher education attendance, knowledge of life and educational skills, and discipline to insure successful transitions to higher education.
Academic assistance is provided by working with University of Denver grad students and Club Z Tutoring. Club Z!'s uniquely effective study skills program called Learning Built to Last™ targets the different learning styles and habits of middle school and high school students. The Learning Built to Last program™ offers two diagnostics to customize the study skills system and tutoring experience for every student.
Our tutors are talented individuals with college degrees. Many are state certified as teachers; most importantly the all have a passion for education. We believe that ALL students can learn, achieve, and experience success! We help our students believe in their own success by building their self-confidence and academic achievements.
Explores the student's natural method of learning. Club Z! tutors work with students to improve study skills and have some fun in the process. This program will teach how to listen, read, and study better...but that is just the beginning. Learning Built to Last™ will help each individual understand study skills in terms of their own interests and experiences. The book, workbook, and planner contain materials and exercises allowing the student to utilize the Learning Built to Last™ program at any time. There is no better time to get an edge on study skills!
The Learning Built to Last™ program helps students who:
Congrats to scholar athlete Zach Peterson for earning the 2015 John Lynch Student Athlete of the Year award ($15,000) scholarship. Zach was the lead tutor/mentor for our #MathChamps on their outstanding performance at the 1st annual state tournament with the Denver Nuggets! Students from Denver Public Schools, YMCA, Boys & Girls Clubs, and local after-school program providers converged for the first tournament in the city. Our winner from Athletics & Beyond's Stapleton Rec Center set a new record, becoming our first solo tournament winner!
EARLY ADULT EDUCATION (E.A.E.) is a spear forward motivation program. This is our preparation for life after high school program. Our young adults will learn everything from how to interview to preparing meals. These are very important skills for our young adults as they prepare for life beyond high school.
Creating adolescents, who are more prepared to face life’s challenges after high school. Equip with properly trained life-skill tools and knowledge in maintaining independence and freedom in their adult lives without requiring parental or governmental assistance.
To develop positive life skilled and knowledgeable adolescents who will be equip to handle the everyday challenges encountered in the real world with educational characteristics while incorporating the significance of independence and self-empowerment.
To teach adolescents the right skills to maintain a checking account, good credit standings, a savings account, financial literacy & budgeting, and caring for one’s independence. With the abilities to understand the requirements and responsibilities considered necessary in applications pertaining to housing rental, school, loans, banking and credit cards and the how-to in furnishing their first apartment, cooking and washing clothing.
Preparation for Life and Living After High School Teaching adolescents the life skills that incorporate the right education, capability and independence to care for themselves. With the knowledge of how to maintain life after High School and the ability to bring the right attitude to any situation.